Americans with Disabilities Act: Introduction, History, and Overview (NA1712)

Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA

Pre-Approved for: ABVE, ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CRCC, CRRN, Delaware BON, MSCC, RNs

Credit Hours: 4

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

This course presents the history of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), providing a review of the law, who it protects, and enforcement of the regulations. In addition, there is a special section regarding employment specific rules and accommodations that can be made for those with disabilities. The course provides an excellent overview of the law, but also functions as reference material for future use when confronted with an ADA specific scenario.


Course Objectives

  1. List the five titles that make up the ADA.

  2. As outlined by the ADA law, define "disability" and distinguish between conditions that do not qualify as such.

  3. As outlined by the ADA law, describe what qualifies as "reasonable accommodation" and what does not.

  4. Compare and contrast the responsibilities of both employers and employees under the ADA Title I regulation.

  5. Describe how the ADA law is enforced, identifying what classifies as a special situation in employment.

Course Outline

  1. Section 1 - Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act

  2. Section 2 - Frequently Asked Questions

  3. Section 3 - ADA Standards for Accessible Design

  4. Section 4 - ADA Law and its Enforcement

Customer Testimonial

Excellent beginner overview without going too in-depth, but without being too watered down for a what I would expect for our skill level.
Schneider T.